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Amisom gets UAVs

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The United States has donated unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom), which will use them for...

Somali peacekeeping mission faces cuts

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The African Union plan to trim its Somalia peacekeeping force (AMISOM) will hurt the mission unless extra equipment is found to offset...

Uganda receives Bastion armoured vehicles for Amisom mission

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The Ugandan military has received Acmat Bastion armoured personnel carriers (APCs) from the United States for its contingent with the African Union...

Need for adequate and predictable resources for AU Somalia mission

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A senior United Nations official has called for greater support for the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and warned a lack...

US demos RQ-11 to Djibouti as it provides AMISOM with UAV...

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The United States military's Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) has conductedan RQ-11 Raven unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) demonstrationfor...

AMISOM extended to May 2018

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The United Nations Security Council extended authorisation of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) until May 31, 2018, approving a reduction...

US, UK strengthen Amisom intelligence gathering

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African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) troops are making strides in improving their intelligence-gathering capabilities in the fight against violent extremist organizations...

African Union troops ambushed in Somalia, al Shabaab says 39 dead

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Somalia's al Shabaab insurgents and troops from the African Union peacekeeping mission clashed on Sunday, a senior military officer said, while the...

Feature: AMISOM pulls Somalia toward security

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The multinational African security force has made steady gains against al-Shabaab. Baardheere in Somalia is a town known for its agricultural production. Its...

ISS: AMISOM needs a mandate for peace and development

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The mandate of the African Union (AU) Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) officially expires today, 31 May. Although the AU Peace and Security...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...